Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
While the openssl command line utility had no problems with them, network manager refused them to be valid certs.
What was needed to be done was to remake them with openssl
$ openssl pkcs12 -in original.p12 -out temp.pem
$ openssl pkcs12 -in temp.pem -export -name "Repackaged PKCS#12 file" -out new.p12
All this was taken out from a bug report on launchpad.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As the events of the day to day life transcended due to the timing of my involvement and the pile of work I had coming along, I was unable to attend day 1 of the event, making myself available to travel and arrive for day 2 that Saturday morning.
The event was organised in such a way to have all the talks go one after the other in a single auditorium and have an outside area with some activities such as quizzes and first person shooters.
My talk about Meego was one of the last ones to go on stand, the attendance was rather good and people seemed keen to listen to what I had to say.
The talk was a run through of how Meego came to be, how it will evolve, the importance of a common base ground to work from, how the common base ensures applications will be able to cross over through the Meego verticals and most importantly, how to activate the local community in order for it to be involved. Many things could be done with Meego in its current state, ranging from creating local customisations from it adapting it to work best with the tools local to us, all the way to application development or translations.
As an addendum I gave a really quick introduction in how AppUp Center could facilitate distributing a developer's applications if they came to be with the added benefit of having them being validated by a team dedicated to do so.
My talk was preceded by one talk regarding Tuquito, named after how they call fireflies in Tucuman. The presenter was the current project leader. He also gave a walk through of the history and what Tuquito aims to be. Commenting the Tuquito Urbano movement which basically enables the local community with technology needed for today.
Tuquito is a distribution, spinned off from Ubuntu with many customisations made for universities, low powered machines and our local culture. They have enabled the ExoMate's in all their iterations to work well with Tuquito and have come in contact with many educational institutions for its distribution.
My comment regarding Tuquito comes with a stance, the leader, Mario, was rather interested in Moblin at the moment and some talks came later to be about making a Tuquito distribution using the Meego base (core). We came to agreement to get some talks going closer to the end of the year.
The community in the region (SaltaLug) was mostly interested in Meego, and wanted to start seeing some talks or workshops to develop for Meego, I commented on the possibility of doing that during next years event.
Afterwards, during the after event, which was basically a barbecue with all the organizers and presenters, we had a fair share on how to enable Meego in the local community.
The full list of talks can be found here.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I stumbled upon this upon reading a slashdot comment, yeah, where else?
So I'm sharing this because it really improves the speed, specially on a notebook which struggles to keep up to speed with all that AJAX crap (pun intended?).
So the addon you would want to install is called BlockSite and can be found exactly here on the Mozilla addons site
Once installed configure your BlockSite preferences to include:
$ cat list
You can also create a file out of that cat output and use BlockSite's import option
Here's to a better browsing experience
Monday, July 12, 2010
Flash was always sub par on anything not MS Windows, and in my case, that is not the OS I choose to use. Everything was tolerable until many sites also started to stream videos with flash, some is utter crap, but every now and then, it's nice to see something and flash is really resource intensive when dealing with things like this.
In addition to that, I've switched over to mostly being on a netbook when not at work, interestingly enough, flash is not friendly.
While doing some random blog reading, a project came to my attention, and it might be a good idea to keep an eye on, that would be lightspark
So there, I'll be checking on it every now and then, luckily, html5 and everything else that's been going on will catch up fast and deem flash unnecessary :-)
Monday, June 14, 2010
This is what the default file upon install has:
$ sudo cat /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
# extlinux.conf generated by anaconda
menu autoboot Starting MeeGo...
menu resolution 800 600
menu background splash.jpg
menu title Welcome to MeeGo!
menu color border 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color sel 7 #ffffffff #ff000000
menu color title 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color tabmsg 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color unsel 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color hotsel 0 #ff000000 #ffffffff
menu color hotkey 7 #ffffffff #ff000000
menu color timeout_msg 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color timeout 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color cmdline 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu label MeeGo (126.96.36.199-11.1-netbook)
append ro root=/dev/sda2 vga=normal
So it was my intention to add a custom kernel by setting up a new label with
menu label MeeGo-NFS (188.8.131.52)
append ro root=/dev/sda2 vga=normal
And since we are making changes, I'm changing the timeout value to something larger and removing the menu hidden menu attribute.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Whatever the problem is, it is best to document it.
The visual way would be to run:
$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
The command way:
$ sudo blkid
And here's a: reference
Saturday, June 05, 2010
The way life goes in romance and all that stuff is interestingly displayed along the movie. The story telling makes this flick rather interesting and enjoyable.
The cast was neatly fit, I must admit I kind of like Zooey Deschanel and it was nice to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt, best known to me from 3rd Rock from the Sun. The music accompanying the film was very well meshed and the tunes chosen of my liking.
It's just one of those movies that, in my case, can't stop thinking about after seeing.
Case in point, I liked it :-)
I've currently chose Therapy now, not that I need any :-P
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Opensolaris has been lacking some updates and breakage lately, so I decided to pull out this netbook and get FreeBSD working on it. I did this some time ago and my intention was to document it as I am very forgetful of what I have done and what I have not.
The install was pretty straight forward, I grabbed the freebsd-8.0 RELEASE, you can find it
Post install, everything basically boots up fine. Wired networking works, so at least I have some form of networking, wireless does not though and that is when I find out that installing or upgrading to freebsd-8.0 STABLE would be a good idea as there were commits there that would allow the atheros wireles card to work.
More to come...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
The dilemma is that Ive been a netbook user for a while, I recently upgraded my old EEE 701 with 4GB of flash storage which was already pretty nice (yes I'm kind of an early adopter) to a Acer Aspire One D250 and happily and actively using it a lot more than my desktop or my heavy notebook.
So here's the comparison table, with the stuff that matters to me:
|Feature||Samsung N140||Acer Aspire One D250|
|Keyboard Language||Spanish International||Canadian|
|Battery Life||~6 hours/6 cells||~3 hours/3 cells|
|Latest and greatest WiFI tech||802.11n||802.11g|
|Cost||~400 U$D||~300 U$D|
So here's the thing. I might not want to switch netbooks even though the Samsung N140 seems so much better, well more autonomy and disk space is a winner in my book; the downside for me is the keyboard, Spanish... and I'm not too fond of that.
What am I to do with this? I was thinking of using it as a desktop replacement with a standard keyboard and mouse attached to it displaying the bits to be seen on a big monitor of course.
The other thing I can do is sell... I'm not into that though... but if it comes to it, it might be what needs to be done.
Then again, with all the extra features it has, I might just have to learn to deal with the keyboard be done with it, that is once I check that OpenSolaris works well on this one :-)